May 19, 2013 6:00am PDT
in just a minute. >>> and then, what could be really a moment of truth for convicted killer jodi arias. just hours after she was found guilty of murdering her ex-boyfriend, arias told a reporter she would rather get the death penalty than spend her life behind bars. she is set to testify in the penalty phase of her trial tomorrow. a lot of questions about whether or not she will ask for death. we'll have much more on that ahead. >>> then, chaos at a parade in virginia when an out-of-control car barrelled through a big crowd. we'll tell you more about that coming up. >>> and "saturday night live" said good-bye to the season and also to one of its most beloved cast members, for only "snl" fan, highlights later. >> stephan. >>> and billed as a mega show for new and expectant parents. a giant hall filled with all things baby. who better to send to check it out? jenna. >> our own mom-to-be. looking to see what she found there. >>> first, we'll begin with the winning powerball ticket. kerry sanders is live in zephyrhills, florida, where it was sold. kerry, good morning. >> reporter: it's a g
May 16, 2013 10:00pm PDT
for the prosecution's case and the investigation. >>> also today, it was jodi arias' turn to listen as travis alexander's brother and sister told the court how his brutal killing had ripped the heart out of their family. >>> we start, though, tonight in north texas where at least 13 tornadoes touched down last night, 13. a terrifying night for everyone in their path. this is what it looked like on the ground. >> dude, look at that! it's right above us! right above us! film right above us! literally look straight up! >> oh, my god! oh, my goodness! [ bleep ]. they unleashed their fury. this video was shot near bowie. imagine seeing that in your backyard. in granbury an ef-4 twister touched down, the second most severe on the scale. at least six people are confirmed dead right now, dozens more injured. as we said, a terrifying night, twister after twister ripping through north texas as people did their best to take cover. one neighborhood in granbury was particularly hard-hit. dozens of homes were destroyed or damaged. the storms wiped out the water and electricity. the devastation is immense.
May 17, 2013 4:00am PDT
in the jodi arias trial. defense websites to testify on her behalf are pushed back to monday. but not before siblings of the man she killed delivered emotional victim impact statements to the court. >> steven alexander in the u.s. army in 2008 when he found out his brother travis had been murdered. as an emotional jodi arias sat and watched, he told jurors about the unanswered questions that haunt him to this day. >> how much did he suffer? how much did he scream? what was he saying? what was the last thing he saw before his eyes closed? what was his final thought in his head? >> reporter: next, sister samantha alex and every approached the podium, crying even before she spoke. >> travis was our strength. our constant beacon of hope. our motivation. and his presence has been ripped from our lives. >> reporter: defense witnesses expected to speak about several mitigating factors that could spare arias' life, including her lack of a criminal past, her past effort to convert to the mormon faith and talent as an artist. >> this is a girl right here that you pledged when you were selected as juro
May 17, 2013 6:00am PDT
'll be right back. before global opportunities . >>> the jury deciding jodi arias' fate is deciding emotional statements from the brother and sister of travis alexander. arias sobbed in court when they talked about what he meant to them. they simply said they didn't want to see their brother's murderer anymore. cnn's casey wian has more from phoenix. >> reporter: stephen alexander was in the u.s. army in 2008 when he found out his brother travis had been murdered. as his killer emotional jodi arias watched. he told the jurors about the unanswered questions that haunt him to this day. >> how much did he suffer? how much did he scream? what was he saying? what was the last thing he saw before his eyes closed? what was his final to the in his head? >> next, sister samantha alexander approached the podium crying even before she spoke. >> travis was our strength, our constant beacon of hope our motivation and his presence has been ripped from our life. >> defense witnesses are expected to spoke about several mitigating factors that could spare arias' life, including her lack of a criminal past, he
May 16, 2013 7:00am PDT
testifying in his bid for a new trial on armed robbery charges while today jurors in the jodi arias case consider the ultimate punishment after finding her eligible for the death penalty. we'll begin in phoenix with diana alvear. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. as the judge explained to the jurors, all murders are considered cruel by definition, but did travis alexander suffer during his 2008 death at the hands of jodi arias? >> we the jury, duly impaneled find that the the aggravating factor, especially cruel has been proven. >> reporter: the jury took three hours to decide that the way jodi arias killed her boyfriend, travis alexander fit the court's definition. arias was convicted may 8th of premeditated murder. >> as to count one, first-degree murder, guilty. >> reporter: after the verdict, she told a local station she prefers a death sentence to life in prison. >> i believe death is the ultimate freedom. so i'd rather just have my freedom as soon as i can get it. >> reporter: arias stabbed alexandre 27 times, slashed his throat, and after he was already dead, shot hi
May 18, 2013 3:00am PDT
. guys? >> thanks so much. coming up, she says she wants to die. will the jury give jodi arias her wish? what does the family of the man she murdered want to happen this week? we have a friend of travis alexander joining us next. >> then if you saw a little girl trapped under a car on the side of the road, would you help? good samaritans worked together to save her life. we have that story coming up. ♪ i need a hero ♪ i am holding on for a hero till the end of the night ♪ has he got to be strong ♪ and he's he has got to be fast ♪ the kyocera torque lets you hear and be heard even in stupid loud places. to prove it, we set up our call center right here... [ chirp ] all good? [ chirp ] getty up. seriously, this is really happening! [ cellphone rings ] hello? it's a giant helicopter ma'am. [ male announcer ] get it done [ chirp ] with the ultraugged ocera torque, only from sprint direct conct. buy one get four free for your business. because it saves things. [ cellphone beeps ] like your marriage. [ boys laughing ] sanity. [ sighs ] [ male announcer ] and time. oh, and money. tec
May 16, 2013 4:00pm PDT
wall and what it means for the prosecution's case and the investigation. >>> also today, it was jodi arias' turn to listen as travis alexander's brother and sister told the court how his brutal killing had ripped the heart out of their family. >>> we start, though, tonight in north texas where at least 13 tornadoes touched down last night, 13. a terrifying night for everyone in their path. this is what it looked like on the ground. take a look. >> dude, look at that! it's right above us! right above us! film right above us! literally look straight up! >> oh, my god!